Curtis had been a resident of Latyon for 33 years. He spent half of those years as an elected official, serving 10 as City Council-member and Mayor.
Curtis was also involved in Utah Defense Alliance, the Utah Transit Authority General Manager’s Kitchen Cabinet, and the Utah League of Cities and Towns.
At the time of his death he held seats on the Economic Development Corporation of Utah and Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District Board of Directors. Curtis attended Weber State and Brigham Young Universities.
According to his biography, Curtis was born in Salt Lake City, but raised primarily in Ogden. He was the fourth of seven children in a family. He is survived by his wife, their five children, and three grandchildren.